Poverty in Low class Income areas is on the rise in Kenya. Students who cannot get scholarship after their excellent performance in either high school or primary schools to move to another level resort to suicide.
Girls have lost their lives because they could not afford sanitary pads when they are in their menses periods.
Most families who cannot afford daily bread or offer anything on the table to their large families have developed depression and anxiety.
HIV and AIDS in which is on the rise in counties along the lake regions with some even recording upto 20% infection. This has contributed to depression and puverty in most of the parts of the country. Due to the stigmatization,, victims feel isolated and hopeless thus resorting to suicide.
Depression is a common mental disorder  and is projected to be the leading cause of disease burden worldwide by the year 2030 . This neuropsychiatric disorder occurs two to three times higher in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) than in the general population [3, 4]. In low resourced settings of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where HIV/AIDS burden is enormous , prevalence of depressive symptoms is high; ranging from 14 to 32% in PLWHA on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), and between 9 and 31% in mixed/untreated groups . In Kenya, studies conducted among PLWHA have reported prevalence of major depressive disorder as 32%  and other depressive disorders as 15% .
Depression has deleterious consequences on the wellbeing and overall health of PLWHA. It may lead to alteration of economic productivity , reduced cART adherence , and poor quality of life . Studies from SSA reported that depression is associated with poorer overall health status , increases the risk for suicidality , leads to faster disease progression and increased.
At BACO Kenya,, we have focused on three areas to deal with depression cases caused by puverty and HIV/AIDS